Category: Heritage-Maryland

Bloody Point Bar Lighthouse

The U.S. Lighthouse Board received several requests for the establishment of a lighthouse on Kent Island. Bloody Point Bar was the final choice and a request was submitted in 1868 to mark both the bar and the northern entrance to the Eastern Bay. The request was repeated in 1869. In March of 1881, Congress finally …

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Hooper Island Lighthouse

Hooper Island Lighthouse was constructed at a price of $60,000. Construction began on the lighthouse in 1901, and the construction was completed and the fourth-order Fresnel lens was first exhibited on June 1, 1902. Hooper Island Lighthouse is one of only five lights constructed in the Bay during the 1900’s.  The Hooper Island Lighthouse is …

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Drum Point Lighthouse

  Drum Point Lighthouse was originally located along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay at the northern side of the mouth of the Patuxent River. Efforts to place a light at this location began in the 1850s due to the need for a light to mark the location of shoals around the point. Disputes …

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Concord Point Lighthouse

Concord Point - looking good!

Concord Point Light is a 36-foot tower that was built in 1827. It is the second oldest tower lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay and the oldest continuous lighthouse in Maryland. The tower is built at the point where the Susquehanna River meets the tidal flow of the Chesapeake Bay and navigation is very hazardous around …

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Cove Point Lighthouse

Picture perfect day at Cove Point.

Cove Point Lighthouse is located in Calvert County along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay four miles north of the mouth of the Patuxent River. The lighthouse was built in 1828 to mark the shoal that extends outwards from the scenic point of land toward the shipping channel in the Bay. The tower is …

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